Amazin Look Back- April 21, 1973: Mets Shut Out Expos
The Mets defeated the Montreal Expos 5-0 today at Shea, before a crowd of 40,011. Harry Parker and Tug McGraw combined to blank the Expos, as the Mets pushed their record to 7-5 on the season. Parker started and pitched the first 7 innings, allowing just two hits, while striking out 7 and walking 2. McGraw pitched the 8th and 9th innings, allowing one hit, and a walk, while striking out 2.
April 4, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Mets third basemanDavid Wright
(not pictured) glove, hat and sunglasses lay in the dugout during the spring training game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Mets scored three in the sixth, on RBI singles by George Theodore, John Milner, and Jim Fregosi. Milner closed out the scoring with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth. Milner’s home run, his fifth of the season, plated Rusty Staub ahead of him. Staub had reached on a walk.
Here’s a look at the starting lineups for the game:
New York Mets:
Felix Millan 2B
Willie Mays CF
Rusty Staub RF
John Milner 1B
Jim Fregosi 3B
Pepe Frias 2B
Tim Foli SS
Ron Fairly LF
Coco Laboy 3B
Up Next: The Mets will conclude their brief two-game series with the Expos at Shea.
Thanks for reading! Be sure to Like Rising Apple’s Facebook page and follow @RisingAppleBlog on Twitter to keep up with the latest news, rumors, and opinion.